Community Needs Assessments

The Community Results Center has conducted numerous Community Needs Assessments for United Ways throughout Connecticut. The assessments are designed to touch as many aspects of a community as possible in order to paint an accurate picture of an area’s assets and unmet needs. The assessment process includes primary research gathered through interviews, focus groups and surveys with stakeholders and residents. Analysis of community, demographic and economic data indicators is also included. Assessments can be general in nature or focus on a segment of the community, such as veterans, youth or older adults. The resulting report provides a comprehensive view into a community that includes input from residents, municipal leadership and community-based organizations. Needs assessments have been conducted for: